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Martin W "Marty" Sampson (born 31 May 1979) is an Australian Christian singer-songwriter, musician and worship leader at the Hillsong Church in Sydney. From the late 1990s he has featured on the Youth Alive albums and was one of the original Hillsong United band's worship leaders. Sampson's main instrument is the guitar although he also plays piano and drums. Aside from work for Youth Alive and Hillsong United, Sampson has issued solo albums. In November 2006 he married Michelle and the couple have a son, Phoenix.
Martin W Sampson was born on 31 May 1979 and became a member of the Hillsong Church in Sydney. From the late 1990s he has featured on the Youth Alive albums and was one of the original Hillsong United band's worship leaders. His last album with Hillsong United was the 2011's Aftermath. He often leads worship at the church and has maintained contributions for Hillsong albums. Since his departure from Hillsong United, he has worked on his songwriting. Sampson helps with the worship at Northern Beaches, a Hillsong extension service. In November 2006 he married Michelle and the couple have a son, Phoenix.
In 2007 Sampson released a solo EP, Let Love Rule, via his official website. In April 2008, Sampson co-wrote "We Give You Praise" with band members of United Kingdom Christian rockers Delirious?. In 2010 he entered the studio in the United States to record an album under the band name, The Red Bikes. It was recorded with James Rudder as producer, Luke Munns on drums, Michael Guy Chislett on guitar, and Paul Malbury on bass guitar. The album has not yet been released. In June 2011 Sampson released another solo EP, Objects, as Martin Sampson. It is an acoustic guitar folk album in the vein of Bob Dylan. The tracks were recorded at the same time as The Red Bikes project.